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Highlights of Travel to Africa

Egypt to Argentina Is A Long Way

 Egypt to Argentina Is A Long Way In my last update we had just spent our first evening in Luxor. As it turned out we only drove past the Luxor Temple which was quite impressive when all lit up but we did not stop for photos. Maybe we would get another chance to go on our own the next night. The next morning we went to the Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the...

Egyptian Euphoria

 We arrived in Cairo on the 17th of January. We flew Qatar Airways so our flight went from Cochin, India to Doha, Qatar and then to Cairo. Flying time was about 7.5 hours and Cairo is 3.5 hours behind India time. We were met immediately in Cairo by Achmed from On The Go Tours. He is OTG’s local representative in Cairo. He led us through everything in the...

Morocco… Over and Out

 Morocco… Over and Out Our three weeks in Morocco has come to an end and we are now in London, UK. I enjoyed our time in Morocco but in the end I was craving some different food. Too many restaurants in Morocco and eating the same food over and over… couscous, tajine, pastilla. It is good to have some variety which in this case means something more...

Moroccan Camel Trek… With a good long camel ride

 Another Desert Safari… This time with a good camel ride. Last I wrote we were just arriving back in Fez after three days in Chefchaouen. We have been busy since them and without a lot of internet access. Upon arriving in Fez, we immediately sought out a doctor to deal with my digestive issues. I had researched some clinics and doctors in the Nouvelle...

Morocco… Medinas and Tajine

 Morocco… Medinas and Tajine I am writing this post on the bus from Chefchaouen, Morocco to Fez, Morocco. The road is a series of switchbacks as we descend a mountain. I am flailing about as I try to write this. A girl just sat on the floor beside me and began vomiting. A lot of detail I realize but just trying to illustrate how rough this is. We arrived...

Out of Africa… East Africa that is…

 Out of Africa… East Africa that is… Our month in East Africa is drawing to a close… as is our first month out of Canada. It has been a good month but I think I can honestly say I am ready for a new experience. We are currently in a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. When we were booking a flight to Morocco, we noticed that the flights went through...

Safari Njema… Good Safari

 Safari Njema… Good Safari We are now in Nairobi, Kenya… and we have seen lots and done lots since my last post. After my climb, Nicola had booked a safari for us with African Scenic Safaris based out of Moshi. It was us and a couple of girls from Sweden, Kajsa and Anna. For $750 USD, we got a four day, three night safari which included Tarangire...

Mount Kilimanjaro… A Flatlander’s Tale

 Mount Kilimanjaro… A Flatlander’s Tale We came to Tanzania for a couple of basic reasons. Nicola has been here before so it wasn’t her idea really… it was mine. I wanted to go on a safari and I wanted to climb Kili. Ever since we were in Borneo a few years ago and I went up Mt Kinabalu at about 4200m, I wanted to try something higher...

Living a beach life in Zanzibar

 “Why you hurry hurry… you should polle polle” (pronounced po-lay) say the Masai selling their necklaces and bracelets on the beach. Looking is free.. touching is free… but buying will cost ya. We are on a beach in a small community southeast of Stone Town called Paje. In my last post, we were on the ferry to Zanzibar. Now, I am in our...

Welcome to Tanzania

 Welcome to Tanzania A quick update as we take the ferry from Dar Es Salaam. We had a long flight from Toronto to Dar. The plane went Toronto-Rome-Addis Ababa-Dar Es Salaam. We were quite comfortable from Toronto to Rome because we had three seats to ourselves. A young guy from Fort McMurray was on his way to Rwanda was sharing our row but moved giving us more...